Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Wednesday announced partial re-opening of the primary schools in the state allowing students of Class VI to VIII only for consultation. The schools will re-open following all COVID-19 protocols.
State Education Minister Lakhmen Rymbui said that a review meeting was immediately held after the announcement of the guidelines issued by MHA in this regard.
He informed that since the state has already set up issued an order for allowing students of Classes IX-X to attend the schools for consultation, the same process will be followed for the classes of VI to VIII as well.
This decision will be effective starting October 15 till further orders, confirmed Rymbui.
Since Meghalaya has over 15,000 schools, the state has decided to entrust the District School Education Officer (DSEO) to consult with teachers and parents on reopening the schools for classroom teaching and submit a report by October 13. The government will take a final call on October 14 or 15 regarding the reopening of schools for classroom teaching.